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Whether you'd like to learn basic cooking techniques, create exotic meals for a dinner party, or sharpen your knife skills, the BCAE has you covered. If your interests lie mostly in liquids, try one of our cocktail or wine courses.

The BCAE also offers the opportunity to work side by side with chefs from your favorite restaurants (from Boston and beyond). Look through our list of interactive classes to see which celebrity chefs are teaching each term.

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Come join certified gourmand and Francophile, Adam Centamore, and take a culinary journey across the southeast of France. You'll indulge in wine from the great vineyards of Burgundy, dishes from arguable France's greatest food city, Lyon, and even try products from Dijon and more. You'll learn about the food culture, history, and production methods behind this incredible gastronomic region. No plane ticket required! 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Sat 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM; 1 session on 04/01/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Goat cheese is oft misunderstood and unfairly labeled a simple cheese. Join BCAE wine and cheese nerd, Adam Centamore, as he takes you on a journey to discover the delightful complexity of many of his favorite goat cheeses from across the world and the harmonious union between their incredible and varied flavor profiles and a host of great wines.

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/04/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Hand-selected single barrel bourbons paired with some catered BBQ!  This is a dinner-style event, so bring your appetites.  A variety of the rarest and finest bourbons (you might not be able to buy), in different mash bills and agings will accompany the BBQ.  All inclusive- good conversation, exceptional food, and education about Bourbons and whiskey food-pairing techniques.  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $39.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/11/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

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Come learn about the incredible world of honey! Honey expert and cheesemonger, Marianne Staniunas, will be here to teach you and taste you through some of the most remarkable single-origin honeys from across the globe. She'll pair them with some incredible regional cheeses, wines and more in this class that will put you on the path to a sweet, sticky obsession!  

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/12/2017

Instructor : Marianne Staniunas 

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Ahhhh. Winter is finally relenting its icy grasp. As the days get longer and the weather warms, one's fancy turns to the blossoming flowers, love, and...cheese. What better way to usher in the fairer months of the calendar than with bright, lively cheeses and a glass (or three) of crisp, refreshing wine? Join wine and cheese nerd Adam Centamore for an evening celebrating the return of sunshine and hope. You'll sample cheeses and condiments from Europe and the states that show what the season is all about! Of course, an array of spring-worthy wines will be served alongside to make sure you shake off the winter chills. Viva la printemps!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/19/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Come island-hopping with our resident Greek-Geek, Lauren Friel. You'll taste authentic products, dishes, and wines, and learn about the food culture, history, and production methods from these ancient lands. No need to bring your apron, as Lauren will do all the work while you get to sit back with a glass in your hand. No boarding pass required.  

Tuition: $55.00

Member Cost: $47.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/19/2017

Instructor : Lauren Friel 

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The BCAE's own native Spaniard, Luis de Haro, wants you to sit back and join him on a tasting journey through Rioja, Spain. You'll taste dishes, products, and wines, and learn about the food culture, history, and production methods of this wondrous region. No hands-on here, as Luis will do all the work, while you sit back and take it all in. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $49.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Fri 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 04/21/2017

Instructor : Luis de Haro 

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Once you know the principles of pairing, you'll be armed with the tools to come up with exciting, delicious and unusual combinations of your own. Adam Centamore, author of Tasting Wine and Cheese: An Insider's Guide to the Principles of Pairing, will be here to teach you such concepts as "fat loves acid" and his famous "chocolate milk or lemonade" analogy (plus many more). To demonstrate, Adam will serve some incredible combinations utilizing such treats as cheese, chocolate, condiments, wine and more! You'll learn so much, though it'll hardly be a chore. 

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/03/2017

Instructor : Adam Centamore 

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Has anyone had a Spanish cheese they didn't like? Not us! There's a whole universe of cheese in Spain worth exploring. That's where the tradition wines of Jerez, or "sherry" come in. Another universe of wine exists in this seaside region, from the lean and salty Fino and Manzanilla, to the richer Amontillado, to the sweeter Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez, and this an exclusive opportunity to taste and learn about the perfect pairings of cheese and sherry with wine buyer and cheesemonger for South End Formaggio, Marianne Staniunas. The real Spain awaits! 

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $25.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/09/2017

Instructor : Marianne Staniunas 

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How often do you get to explore the great spirit of Japan with a certified Sake expert?! Join Erika Frey, as she gives you the ins and outs of Sake, and teaches you how to pair each style with different sushi. A unique and exclusive class that will up your game next time you're at the sushi counter!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/11/2017

Instructor : Erika Frey 

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Get out your new pens and notebooks (and thirsty palates!) ready, and head back to the classroom for a primer on Tequila Custom Blending! We will learn the basics of Tequila, then blend a custom Reposada Tequila for a small take-home sample!  Small Plate Tacos and appetizers, plus a quick tour of Mezcals!

Tuition: $50.00

Member Cost: $43.00

Materials Cost: $30.00

Schedule : Tue 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/16/2017

Instructor : Randall Bird 

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Ahhhh. Winter is finally relenting its icy grasp. As the days get longer and the weather warms, one's fancy turns to the blossoming flowers, love, and...cheese. What better way to usher in the fairer months of the calendar than with bright, lively cheeses and a glass (or three) of crisp, refreshing wine? Join wine and cheese nerd Marianne Staniunas of Formaggio Kitchen for an evening celebrating the return of sunshine and hope. You'll sample cheeses and condiments from Europe and the states that show what the season is all about! Of course, an array of spring-worthy wines will be served alongside to make sure you shake off the winter chills. Viva la printemps!

Tuition: $59.00

Member Cost: $51.00

Materials Cost: $20.00

Schedule : Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM; 1 session on 05/18/2017

Instructor : Marianne Staniunas 

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